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CRIF Acquires Full Ownership of CRIF NM Credit Assure Ltd. Jamaica

CRIF, a global company providing credit bureau, business information and credit solutions, has announced the acquisition of the remaining shares in CRIF NM Credit Assure Ltd., a joint venture between CRIF and Massy based in Kingston. CRIF NM Credit Assure was established in 2011 with the objective of providing a world-class credit bureau and related added-value services in Jamaica and ... Read More »

Equifax Canada Advances ‘Data Democracy’ Through Equifax Ignite(TM)

Canadian businesses gain faster and greater access to data-driven insights with new analytics powerhouse Equifax Canada announced the launch of Equifax Ignite(TM), a data analytics powerhouse that can rapidly deliver business insights in a self-serve environment. Through advanced analytics such as trended payment data and enhanced risk scores, Equifax Ignite enables the development of precise, targeted insights about consumer behaviours that ... Read More »

Equifax Gains Full FCA Authorisation

Equifax has been granted full Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) authorisation with effect from Wednesday 1 March 2017. The FCA approval comes at a pivotal time for credit reference agencies (CRAs), with technological advances and shifts in customer behaviour fuelling important developments in data sharing, evidenced by industry initiatives such as Commercial Credit Data Sharing (CCDS) and the Open Banking Standard. ... Read More »

Dun & Bradstreet Named as a 2017 World’s Most Ethical Company by The Ethisphere Institute For The Ninth Time

Dun & Bradstreet has been recognized by the Ethisphere Institute, a global leader in defining and advancing the standards of ethical business practices, as a 2017 World’s Most Ethical Company®. Dun & Bradstreet has been recognized for the ninth time, underscoring their commitment to leading ethical business standards and practices. “All of us at Dun & Bradstreet are proud to be named once again among ... Read More »

Veda Rebrands to Become Equifax in Australia and New Zealand

Veda has today completed its rebranding process to officially become the Australian and New Zealand division of Equifax, the global information solutions company, listed on the New York Stock Exchange, and the leading provider of credit information and analysis in Australia and New Zealand.  Equifax acquired Veda Group Limited in February 2016, and has been working closely with the Veda ... Read More »

Experian Joins Marketplace Lending Association to Drive Responsible Financial Innovation

Marketplace lenders continue to be at the forefront of transparent and responsible financial innovation. This growth has helped to ensure that consumers and small businesses have access to the capital that they need to thrive. As part of our commitment to driving responsible financial innovation, Experian has joined the Marketplace Lending Association as an associate member.  Now more than ever, ... Read More »

Equifax Disrupts the Global Market with Debut of Revolutionary Data and Advanced Analytics Portfolio, Equifax Ignite™

Through the optimization of differentiated data, analytical techniques, and advanced technology, Ignite redefines customer’s access to data, reduces speed to production from months to days  Equifax (NYSE: EFX) announced the global launch of its powerful analytics portfolio, Equifax Ignite™. Available now in the U.S., Canada, the U.K. and in Australia in the fall, Equifax Ignite challenges the traditional “one size fits all approach” with an innovative suite ... Read More »

Keep the Date: BIIA 2017 Biennial Conference Bangkok, Thailand October 18 to 20, 2017

BIIA invites business and credit information industry professionals to attend the BIIA 2017 biennial conference where we intend to discuss disruptive technologies  impacting our industry and the businesses of our customers.   Venue:  The Okura Prestige Hotel, Bangkok, Thailand    The conference will start with a Welcome Reception in the evening of the 18th October 2017.  The main conference sessions will ... Read More »

British Credit Management Awards 2017: Graydon Wins “Risk Management Achievement” Award

Graydon announced as the winner in the category at the annual Chartered Institute of Credit Management (CICM) awards in London. Graydon UK is part of the international Graydon group, which has an expertise of nearly 130 years in Credit Risk Management in Europe. The company converts vast amounts of data from diverse data sources into information, to generate invaluable economic, ... Read More »

BIIA Welcomes DTB Dis Ticaret Bilgi Merkezi Ltd. as a Member

DTB Dis Ticaret Bilgi Merkezi  Ltd. Sti. is the leading business information agency of Turkey. Established in 1996, DTB has been dedicated to credit risk measuring for more than 20 years. DTB has been providing Commercial Credit Reports on companies in Turkey and in Northern Cyprus Turkish Republic to the major export credit insurers and leading business information agencies throughout ... Read More »

Bisnode Partners with Provenir to Deliver Next Generation Flexible Risk Decisioning Solutions

Bisnode, pioneering Smart Data to enable customers to make smart decisions announces partnership with Provenir, provider of global real-time, risk decisioning solutions. The collaboration paves the way for innovative real-time risk decisioning services for European businesses. In search of growth and cost efficiency, companies in Europe seek solutions to optimize their credit risk processes. Agile solutions that can respond quickly ... Read More »

Cortera® Enhances Products and Services with New Features

Financial Data Added to Reports Along with New Functionality to Decisions Cortera, Inc., a leading provider of business-to-business analytics and cloud-based risk management solutions, announces another release of new product features and system enhancements.  New functionality has been added to Cortera Decisions, a primary scorecard automation system, along with new financial data statements added to the Cortera Deep Dive Reports. ... Read More »

Russian Regulatory News: VAT Levied on Foreign Providers of Electronic Services and Digital Content

According to new regulations foreign based providers of electronic services are required to pay VAT for business conducted in Russia.  The law defines electronic services as the granting of rights to use computer programs through internet. Such programs include games, content databases, advertising services, on-line trade, electronic books, music and video content etc.  Foreign companies rendering such services can pay ... Read More »

Veda Driving Innovation for Mortgage Brokers

Momentum is growing among mortgage brokers, lenders and industry aggregators for a streamlined industry standard to verify the identity of home loan customers. Veda, Australia and New Zealand’s leading provider of consumer and commercial data and insights and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Equifax, is leading the way for the mortgage industry to transition to a standardised and digitised process through ... Read More »

US Consumer Credit Climate: Credit Products Including Auto, Credit Card and Personal Loans in 2016

TransUnion report finds personal loans continued to grow in popularity; Baby boomers make up largest share of consumers with a personal loan in 2016 Auto loans, credit cards and personal loans reached new milestones in 2016 as the number of consumers with access to these products continued to grow, according to TransUnion’s (NYSE:TRU) Q4 2016 Industry Insights Report. The report, powered ... Read More »

Australian Privacy Actions: ABR Gazette Change, February 2017

The ABR Gazette is a subscription-only commercial information service, collating public record information on companies and individuals such as insolvency, bankruptcy and court data relating to debt. The cover of the ABR Gazette includes the terms and conditions of use, restricting it to the assessment of credit risk Veda has agreed to amend the ABR Gazette in the next three ... Read More »